56 Hillcrest Rd.
The Women's and Gender Studies Resource Center serves as an informational, educational and cultural resource for the students, staff and faculty at Middlebury College. The Resource Center is located in Chellis House (behind Proctor). Organizations that use the space for meetings, workshops and social activities include Artemis, the Women's and Gender Studies Faculty Group, Middlebury Open Queer Alliance (moqa), and Feminist Action at Middlebury (FAM). The Resource Center also contains a diverse collection of books relating to gender and gay studies in the Alison Fraker Library. Besides holding an important collection of resources, the library is open to any student and offers a quiet place to study. The Center has a living room, dining room and kitchen and is available to any students looking for an alternate place to study, chat, or have coffee with friends. By serving as an educational and cultural resource, Chellis House aims to provide a forum for the advancement of women's and gender issues at Middlebury College.
This center was established in 1993 and was named after the first woman to be graduated from Middlebury in 1886, valedictorian May Belle Chellis.